Huw Morris - Partner, Advertising & Marketing, Commercial


Huw is a Partner in Lee & Thompson’s Advertising & Marketing Group, and Head of the Commercial Team.

He joined the firm in August 2017 from a US law firm where he was head of the UK Advertising Law team. Before that, Huw worked in the legal team at the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, where he advised a list of around 260 UK advertising agencies.

Huw has extensive UK and international experience advising clients on the full spectrum of general commercial related matters including all elements of sales and business development, regulatory investigations, commercial contracts, intellectual property, international distribution, digital, media buying and planning, talent and content acquisition, production and sponsorship. He acts for global FMCG brands, national and international platforms, developers, advertising. marketing and creative agencies, industry associations, retailers, charities and start-ups across a range of industries.

He has undertaken secondments to key clients including McDonaldsSara Lee and Heinz (covering the role of European General Counsel for seven months). On each secondment, he undertook a mix of sales and acquisitions, digital, advertising, IP and general commercial work, assisting various internal departments within those businesses, including sales, business development, marketing, legal, HR and strategy.

Ranked in independent directory Chambers & Partners, Huw is praised for being “highly responsive, pragmatic and very personable”. He is also recommended by Legal 500.

Huw founded and heads up the firm’s Inclusion & Belonging Network reflecting his interest in diversity and inclusion. In May 2023, he was shortlisted at the Rainbow Honours Awards for Outstanding Network Lead.

Huw is a Board Trustee of international contemporary dance company Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, and a Patron of Queer Britain – the national LGBTQ+ Museum.

He is a founding member and current Board Director of OUTvertising, the LGBTQ+ network for professionals in the advertising industry, and a founding Committee Member of the LGBT+ Lawyers Division of The Law Society of England and Wales. He is a Board Advisor to TLC Lions, a leading DEI Consultancy, and a Strategic Advisor to myGwork – the LGBTQ+ professional network. Huw has been an Ambassador for Stonewall, the UK’s leading workplace equality charity, since 2015.

Huw has been ranked 3 times in the OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives List, published in the Financial Times, achieving position 72 in 2018, 60 in 2019 and 39 in 2020. He was appointed to the Advisory Board of The Telegraph’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference in 2019.


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